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"Therapy of the Absurd": An Introduction to Play Therapy

Speaker: Michael Whitehead
CE Credits: 1.0

This course is provided by the Systemic Therapy Across the Lifespan Network; find out more and how to join at www.aamft.org/tin.


Play Therapy is an evidence-based intervention method that utilizes the natural language of children to accomplish therapeutic goals. The roots of Family Therapy included children in most, if not all, sessions to achieve the results of systemic therapy. A pioneer in family therapy, Dr. Nathan Ackerman, stated that, "without engaging the children in a meaningful interchange across the generations, there can be no family therapy." Family therapists often get little-to-no training in how to involve children in family therapy. This webinar will introduce Systemic Play Therapy as one intervention to use to start including children in family therapy sessions.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access

2024 Institutes for Advanced Systemic Family Therapy

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Take a break and join AAMFT in Seattle this summer as we gather together to earn continuing education, network and study under experts in the field of systemic family therapy. The Institutes are designed with the experienced clinician in mind and are presented by experts in the field. Participants study in one of four intensive courses that reflect the clinical challenges mental health professionals face today. Classes are intentionally kept small to create a personal and interactive setting. In addition, our opening and closing keynotes offer a wonderful opportunity to meet with the instructors and your fellow participants to exchange ideas and discuss today’s issues at length. Daily breakfast and lunch gatherings offer an excellent opportunity for networking with participants from across the globe. We will also be hosting a Supervision Refresher for those that need to fulfill the required course for all Approved Supervisors.
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Friday, June 28, 2024
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
UNITED STATES
$360.00 - $955.00
$460.00 - $1,115.00


2024 Systemic Family Therapy Conference

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Designed as a reimagined approach to the traditional AAMFT Annual Conference, the Systemic Family Therapy Conference (SFTC) takes a holistic approach to the development and enhancement of family therapists. Just like our dynamic profession, SFTC targets three key areas: Enhancement of the systemic thinker as an individual focusing on personal and professional growth, development of cutting edge clinical skills and training to propel our profession forward, and integration into vital community and institutional systems that shape our global society. Up to 22 CE credits are available.
Registrants of this event must read the Inclusivity Statement before completing registration. Please read the Inclusivity Statement by clicking here.
 
Monday, November 04, 2024
Thursday, November 07, 2024
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
UNITED STATES
$305.00 - $1,055.00
$305.00 - $1,255.00


A Daughter Who Needs a Mother

This session, recorded in 1991 by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and digitally remastered in 2009, features Harry Aponte conducting a live, unedited therapy session with a family. The featured family is an African American mother and her children struggling with poverty and a legacy of deprivation. The session is a demonstration of the Eco-System Model, incorporating class, racial and ethnic experiences of both the family and therapist. Mother lacks confidence and skill to parent her children, forcing her 14-year-old daughter to do so. After running away from home to pursue the attention of older men, her actions culminate in a suicide gesture. An experience is created for the mother to reach out to her daughter. Approx. Time: 87 minutes
$74.25
$129.00

A Roadmap for Couple Therapy

Speaker: Arthur Nielsen
CE Credit: 1.0

This course is provided by the Couples and Intimate Relationships Network; find out more and how to join at www.aamft.org/tin.

Couple therapy is a complex undertaking that proceeds best by integrating various schools of thought. Grounded in an in-depth review of the clinical and research literature, and drawing on the presenter's 40-plus years of experience, this webinar will present a comprehensive, flexible, and user-friendly roadmap for conducting couple therapy. We begin by describing "Couple Therapy 1.0," the basic conjoint couple therapy format in which partners talk to each other with the help of the therapist. After noting the limitations of this model, we take up upgrades derived from systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral/educational approaches, and show how to combine and sequence them. The most important upgrade is the early focus on the couple's negative interaction cycle, which causes them pain and impedes their ability to address it. Using clinical case examples, the webinar will show how all three approaches can improve couple process as a prerequisite for better problem solving. Additional modules and sequencing choice points are also discussed, including discernment counseling and encouraging positive couple experiences.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access

Addressing Marginalization and Oppression in Therapy

Speaker: Una Henry

As conversations around race become more and more charged, it is important to learn how to engage white men in conversations around marginalization and oppression. However, in light of the prevalence of white fragility, it can be difficult to get white male clients to be willing to engage in this conversation. This workshop will break down how to get white male clients to soften and be vulnerable enough to engage in difficult conversations around marginalization and oppression.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access

Adolescent and Family Therapy: Evidence Based Treatment

CE Credits: 4.50 Speaker(s): Howard A. Liddle, EdD Therapists often view evidence-based therapies with skepticism or trepidation. Some consider these approaches as irrelevant to real world clinical work. Addressing these issues head-on and in a practical way, this presentation describes a modular approach to understanding and using an evidence-based treatment. Using a new training video, the presentation illustrates the four core modules of multidimensional family therapy (MDFT), an evidence-based approach for adolescents. We cover the needed knowledge base, change theory, clinical methods, and desirable during-treatment processes within the adolescent, parent, family, and extrafamilial modules of MDFT.
$75.00
$90.00
Available for Immediate Access

Affirming Bisexuality: Individual & Relational Therapy

CE Credits: 3.00 This session will explore the meaning and requisites of affirmative therapy, increase participants’ understanding of the bisexual identity, and discuss clinical considerations for working with bisexual clients individually and relationally. Participants will reflect upon personal experiences, beliefs, and assumptions, contemplate the distinctive experiences of bisexual people, and apply this insight to recognize and meet the therapeutic needs of bisexual clients.
$45.00
$60.00
Available for Immediate Access

Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships

This primer on assessing and treating alcohol problems in couple and family therapy settings is the result of a collaboration between the AAMFT and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The book contains information on the significance and prevalence of alcohol problems, state of the art screening and assessment materials, brief intervention strategies to engage clients who are misusing alcohol, and empirically validated treatment guidelines.
$9.95
$12.95

An Advanced Look at Polyamory and Kink Lifestyles in Therapy

In this seminar, the presenter will describe a sexual ethics model and offer case studies that further explore the basic concepts. Beyond the basic language and creating a sex positive treatment approach, how can therapists really learn to offer competent treatment? The topics covered in this webinar are: boundaries, negotiating and renegotiating contracts both verbal and written, case studies, power dynamics, and kink/poly in relation to trauma. A unique case study in which a client used kink to treat their trauma and become more comfortable sexually will be discussed.
$15.00
$25.00
Available for Immediate Access